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Thalaiyar Falls, Kodaikanal

Published Date: 07-May-2024

Now, this one is a bucket list-worthy point of interest as the almost 300-metre or 1,000-foot-tall Thalaiyar Falls is counted as one of the highest waterfalls in India. It is also referred to as Rat Tail Falls as that is what the narrow silver stream of water plummeting appears to be. However, it’s not easy to reach the landform. One has to navigate the rugged terrain of the surroundings of Kodaikanal for kilometres before one can lay their eyes on its beauty. Dum Dum Rock is a scenic viewpoint near the waterfall that you wouldn’t want to miss if you plan to visit Thalaiyar Falls.

  • Entry Fee: N.A.
  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Time required: 2-3 hours
  • Best for: It is among the best Kodaikanal places to visit in 2 days for a refreshing experience.
  • Tip: Carry a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  • How to reach: The nearest railway station is Kodaikanal at a distance of 60 km.
  • Nearby Attractions: Kodaikanal Lake, Silver Cascade Falls, Bryant Park, Dolphins Nose, Green Valley View
  • Nearby Restaurants: Mann Manam, Welcome Hotel, Pastry Corner, Cloud Street
  • Google rating and reviews: 4.5 rating and 600 reviews

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